Zope cannot find the tutorial examples. You should install the tutorial examples before continuing. Choose "Zope Tutorial" from the product add list in the Zope management screen to install the examples.
If you have already installed the tutorial, you can either follow along manually, or reinstall the tutorial examples. Note: make sure that you have cookies turned on in your browser.What's the first thing you do when you spot Elvis? Report it at the "Elvis Lives" web site! Let's enhance our site to allow visitors to report their Elvis sightings.
mailhostMail Host object to edit it.
Your mail server is typically named
mail.elvislives.com. If you don't know the name of your mail
server, ask your system administrator, or check the configuration of
your mail client.
Now Zope can send mail. Next let's edit the template for the Elvis sighting report mail message.
reportActiondocument to edit it.
This document is called when a site visitor fills out an Elvis sighting form. This document sends you mail telling you about the sighting. Mail is sent with the <dtml-sendmail> tag which works with the mail host you just configured.
Notice that the
to and the
from line both reference a
Propertiestab to edit properties.
reportFormdocument in the
Viewtab to view it.
You should now receive a piece of email describing the Elvis sighting.
Congratulations, you've built a mail form. If you receive
a Zope error, there is a good chance that you haven't set the
Host setting on your mail host object correctly.
After you create a mail host, you can send mail from any Zope document using the <dtml-sendmail> tag.
In the next lesson you'll learn how to use Zope to put a database on the web.
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